Taking a look at MOOCs
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A curation of information about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
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Can People Really Learn At Their Own Pace?

Can People Really Learn At Their Own Pace? | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
When we're left to our own pace to complete training, do we take advantage of the flexibility or fizzle out?
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Why 259,969 people taking the same class at the same time might just be the future of education

Why 259,969 people taking the same class at the same time might just be the future of education | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
"The narrative is not if but when and how and to what extent will this completely transform the way we teach our students." Hear from Daphne Koller, co-founder of online education pioneer Coursera.
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MIT Team Turns 6.9 Million Clicks Into Insights To Improve Online Education

MIT Team Turns 6.9 Million Clicks Into Insights To Improve Online Education | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
MIT has been a leader in online education for more than a decade, and many leading thinkers in the evolution of education technology have emerged from the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus. MOOC leader, edX, is run by Anant Agarwal, who is a professor at MIT, for example. The path of progress has [...]
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Experiential online development for educators: The example of the Carpe Diem MOOC | Swinburne Research Bank

We report on educators’ experiences of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focussed on the ‘Carpe Diem’ learning design process. The MOOC was developed in-house using Blackboard CourseSites by a university innovation and development unit, Learning Transformations, at Swinburne University Technology in Melbourne, Australia. We propose the potential of MOOCs as an opportunity to expose university academics who are taking part as participants in online learning to constructively change their teaching practice. We report on a study of their experiences with the Carpe Diem MOOC. Conclusions include illumination of MOOCs’ value as professional development opportunities that can provide an authentic relevant experience for educators as well as promote new skills in learning design and delivery for their own teaching.
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Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution | Christensen Institute

Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution | Christensen Institute | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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British MOOCs; a Curated Conversation

A Curated Conversation on MOOCs in the Uk held at the altMOOCsig at UCL on 27th June 2014. Contributions from various British academics including Diana Laurill…
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Can MOOCs Help Professors Teach Traditional Courses More Efficiently? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Can MOOCs Help Professors Teach Traditional Courses More Efficiently? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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University launches first MOOC to aid cancer battle | Media | Sheffield Hallam University

University launches first MOOC to aid cancer battle | Media | Sheffield Hallam University | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Sheffield Hallam University has joined the fight against one of the UK's biggest cancer killers by launching its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care.In collaboration with Prostate Cancer UK the MOOC has been designed to give healthcare professionals, patients, carers as well as those with a keen interest in
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MOOCS: A new generation of free education

MOOCS: A new generation of free education | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
On the Generation Y blog we share the best of your content. If you want to blog for us, or if you want us to know about your project, contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ Angèl…
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Infographic on the supply and demand of MOOCs for web skills in Europe

Infographic on the supply and demand of MOOCs for web skills in Europe | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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MOOCs Won’t Replace Business Schools — They’ll Diversify Them

MOOCs Won’t Replace Business Schools — They’ll Diversify Them | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
New data from Wharton suggests MOOCs are helping business schools reach new audiences.
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Disruptor, distractor, or what? A policymaker's guide to massive open online courses - Education - AEI

Disruptor, distractor, or what? A policymaker's guide to massive open online courses - Education - AEI | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Lost in the polarizing debate about massive open online courses (MOOCs) is a clear assessment of how this new medium is actually affecting postsecondary education, if at all, and how it could be useful in the future. The reality is, MOOCs are a tool, not a solution. And like any tool, they are likely to be more useful for some jobs than for others.
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Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’ | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Moocs, and the man leading the UK's charge

Moocs, and the man leading the UK's charge | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
Simon Nelson is head of FutureLearn, the OU's venture into Moocs – massive open online courses that some have claimed will revolutionise higher education
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Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Hire Education: Online Competency-based Learning - YouTube

Dr. Michelle R. Weise discusses why she and Clayton M. Christensen decided to focus on online competency-based education as the topic of their latest mini-bo...
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Move Over MOOCs, It's Online, Competency Time

Move Over MOOCs, It's Online, Competency Time | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
When massive open online courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012, all too often the description of them was accompanied by an adjective: disruptive. The implication? They were clearly disruptive innovations destined to transform learning. Although the three companies most associated with the term MOOC—Coursera, edX, and Udacity—may [...]
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We don't need MOOCs! We need QUAACs!!! - Duct Tape Uni

We don't need MOOCs! We need QUAACs!!! - Duct Tape Uni | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
  Mick and Hilary from the Duct Tape Uni team are in Bristol at the moment at the JISC SOSI summer school doing a bit of work on the communications around this and we have come up with an interesting way of explaining the project in a nutshell. Instead of
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MOOCs must move beyond open enrolment and demonstrate a true commitment to reuse and long-term redistribution.

MOOCs must move beyond open enrolment and demonstrate a true commitment to reuse and long-term redistribution. | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
In contrast with the type of openness encouraged by Open Education Resources and Open Courseware labels, the openness of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is severely limited. Consequently, Leo H...
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8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Will a degree made up of Moocs ever be worth the paper it's written on?

Will a degree made up of Moocs ever be worth the paper it's written on? | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
The University of the People can now hand out degrees to its online students – but will employers take them seriously?
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Over 800 Free MOOCs to Help you Grow Professionally This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 800 Free MOOCs to Help you Grow Professionally This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Taking a look at MOOCs | Scoop.it
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